UK unemployment and employment statistics

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UK pay growth slowdown adds to inflation squeeze on households
Employment increased in January as younger employees returned to workplace, says ONS

Phillip Inman

14, Mar, 2023 @9:48 AM

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Hunt’s budget aims to push people back to work just as the jobs market weakens
Chancellor is trying to to increase employment, but redundancies are up and wage growth has slowed

Larry Elliott Economics editor

14, Mar, 2023 @9:31 AM

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FTSE 100 hit record closing high; US inflation slows slightly to 6.4% – as it happened
Blue-chip share index has hit 7996 points for first time, but drops back as US consumer prices index is higher than expected in January

Graeme Wearden

14, Feb, 2023 @4:46 PM

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Number of days lost to strikes is highest since the Thatcher era
Squeeze on households continues as pay growth suffers one of its largest falls since records began in 2001

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

14, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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UK firms expect to give 5% pay rises this year amid worker shortages
Survey figure is highest in at least a decade as businesses face pressure to help staff in cost of living crisis

Jasper Jolly

13, Feb, 2023 @10:35 AM

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Official UK jobless figures may be missing 3m people, study finds
Report on ‘hidden unemployment’ shows stark north-south divide in adults out of work due to ill health or lack of good opportunities

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Long-term sickness leaving 1.6m UK adults over 50 unable to work
Campaign group Rest Less says figures illustrate not only a national health issue but an economic one

Amelia Hill and Richard Partington

30, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Disabled people don’t get a fair shot at jobs | Letter
Letter: Monitoring of employment discrimination must be strengthened, and workplaces must design processes for disabled people first, not last, says Kathleen Foster

04, Jan, 2023 @6:37 PM

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I have skills and experience, but can’t get a job | Letters
Letter: Katerina Ayres has been for more than 25 interviews since being made redundant in 2021 and wonders if age discrimination is at play

02, Jan, 2023 @5:32 PM

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Where to look for Britain’s missing workforce | Letter
Letter: Chloe Jepps on the concrete steps that companies and managers need to take

26, Dec, 2022 @6:40 PM

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The Guardian view on Britain’s missing workers: they may never come back | Editorial
Editorial: Half a million workers have vanished. Policymakers don’t seem to understand why


20, Dec, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Exodus of more than half a million from workforce ‘puts UK economy at risk’
Loss of employees since Covid raises fears of weaker growth and higher inflation, says Lords report

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

20, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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